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Watch: Saoirse Ronan & Alexis Bledel Are Hired Killers In Trailer For 'Violet & Daisy'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
April 30, 2013 6:23 PM
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Premiering at TIFF way back in 2011 and arriving in theaters nearly two years later, it isn't exactly the best indication that "Violet & Daisy" is a winner. But with Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel playing teen killers, and with James Gandolfini popping in for some support, perhaps this will at least be a curiosity worth tracking down. 

The directorial debut of "Precious" writer Geoffrey Fletcher, the story follows a pair of teenage assassins (Ronan, Bledel) tasked with what is supposed to be just another quick and easy job, only to find it's bit more complicated than what they had thought. And then....fantasy sequences? Yeah, seems to be a few different genres being mish-mashed together here and we're not quite sure it all works, and indeed in our review from Toronto way back when, our man on the ground wasn't so impressed.

Anyway, give new trailer a spin below and see what you think. “Violet & Daisy” arrives in theaters this June.

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5 Comments

  • 24FPS | May 1, 2013 10:50 AMReply

    I just saw a sneak preview of this film at CT College. It's luminous, humanist and beautifully crafted. You might want to see what Stephen Saito of Premiere said about it. Unfortunately, it looks like your guy tried his best to do a hit job for some reason.

  • hmmm | May 1, 2013 5:56 AMReply

    Seems like a film with an identity crisis. The kind of feel-good, "And everyone learns to live" vibe its got going really doesn't mesh with the dark comedy set-up. The surrealism seems a bit tacked on as well. The fact that its taken this long to surface despite being the writer's Oscar follow up doesn't help its cause either.

  • Jill | May 1, 2013 3:41 PM

    It was originally picked up in early 2012 with a proposed fall 2012 release, but due to issues with one of its producing companies it was latter shelved and put in limbo until that was resolved. Many a film see late theatrical distribution for various reasons ie The Cabin In the Woods.

  • Jamie | April 30, 2013 7:55 PMReply

    Looks promising. I wonder how Saorisa will differ from Hanna in terms of her playing a teenage assassin.

  • Steve | April 30, 2013 7:45 PMReply

    Yes, this pic represents something interesting and different from the expected mindlessness of the summer blockbusters. Saoirse will be worth the price of admission alone.

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